|Betty Stansell Thornhill|
Services for Betty Stansell Thornhill, 78, of Vidalia, who died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Promise Hospital, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Vidalia. Burial followed at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Thornhill was born March 19, 1932, in Galion, Louisiana, the daughter of Jesse Melvin Stansell and Eula Mae Brunson Stansell.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and an avid gardener and floral designer. Mrs. Thornhill was a member of First Baptist Church and Faith Sunday School Class in Vidalia. She was also a member of the Vidalia Garden Club, and she especially enjoyed her Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delane Thornhill of Vidalia; a brother, Jesse Calvin Stansell of Pasadena, Texas; and a sister, Rosa Lee Mitchell of Bossier City.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Biglane and husband, Pat, of Vidalia, Paula Edwards and husband, Duke, of Natchez, and Judy Germany of Vidalia; grandchildren, Joanna Biglane McNeel and husband, Jason, of Ridgeland, MS, Patrick Biglane and wife, Melinda, of Starkville, MS; Caroline Edwards of Brandon, MS, Preston Edwards of Natchez, Lee Germany and wife, Lauren, and one great granddaughter, Analise Germany all of Horn Lake, MS; three sisters, Yvonne Woodruff, Linda Stansell, and Doris Gill and husband, Everett, all of Alexandria; four brothers, Charlie Stansell and wife, Marsha, of Bellevue, WA, Joseph Stansell and wife, Carolyn, of Pineville, Michael Stansell and wife, Helen, of Greenwell Springs, and Jerry Stansell and wife, Peggy, of Byram, MS; cousin, Larry Smith and wife, Virginia, of Vidalia; two sisters-in-law, Martha Jones and husband, Gene, of McComb, MS, Paula Phipps and husband, Archie, of Hernando, MS, and a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Pallbearers were Pat Biglane, Duke Edwards, Patrick Biglane, Lee Germany, Preston Edwards, and Jason McNeel.